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Department of Corrections COVID-19 Information

Washington State Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response


PRESS RELEASE: Corrections Resumes In-Person Visitation

TUMWATER – The Washington State Department of Corrections is pleased to announce that Safe Start Corrections Visitation is moving forward, with first visit sessions occurring on May 9, 2021...

May 3, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Inslee Names Cheryl Strange new Department of Corrections Secretary

Gov. Jay Inslee today named Cheryl Strange secretary of Washington’s Department of Corrections. She replaces Steve Sinclair who announced his retirement in January. Strange will be the department’s first female secretary...

April 29, 2021

Math & Science Fair at Cedar Creek (YouTube video link)

In April 2021, at the annual Math and Science Fair at Cedar Creek Corrections Center in Littlerock, Wash., approximately 20 socially distanced fathers used creativity and ingenuity...

April 28, 2021

Successful partnership brings healthier food options to incarcerated individuals

Starting in 2017, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington State Department of Corrections partnered together to bring healthier food and beverage options for incarcerated individuals...

April 21, 2021